Power retailer Manila Electric Company said it recently energized the Mega Field Hospital at Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila as part of ongoing support to the country’s fight against COVID-19.
Meralco assisted in the power requirement assessment and facilitated timely energization of the hospital, including the installation of the needed transformers.
Meralco’s wholly-owned subsidiary Radius Telecoms Inc. provided 25 red fiber lines and modems for reliable internet connectivity to both the facility's admin and staff and for patients to get in touch with their families while in isolation.
“Going beyond the power and light we deliver, this current crisis calls for us to be beacons of reliability and hope. We are keeping the lights on for our front liners and affected Filipinos, and we are one with the government in overcoming this crisis," Meralco president and chief executive Ray Espinosa said in a statement.
The inauguration was led by the Manila local government through Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso with the presence of Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, Health Secretary Francisco Duque, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Deputy Chief Implementer and BCDA president Vince Dizon and MMDA chairman Benjamin Abalos as well as Meralco officials led by central business area head Maita David and central distribution services head Jerry Lao and Radius Telecoms president and chief executive Exequiel Delgado.
With a capacity of 344 beds, the field hospital began receiving COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms. It is open to residents of Manila and other areas.
The Manila Mega Field Hospital is located at the western section of Rizal Park, in front of the drive-thru vaccination site at the Quirino Grandstand.
Meralco has been continually energizing treatment facilities, vaccination centers and vaccine storages to support economic recovery.